Zayn Malik has certainly angered some of his fans when he tweeted earlier this week that he was “not coming home” to his ex Perrie Edwards, but now he’s gone and hammered that message home by posting an intimate selfie of himself with his arms wrapped around another girl – who bears a striking resemblance to his former fiancée.

The ‘mystery girl’ appears to be 22 year old American actress and model Gage Golightly, who is best known for playing Erica Reyes in the MTV series ‘Teen Wolf’. Former One Directioner Zayn, who left the group that rocketed him to stardom six months ago, shared the new picture on Saturday with his 3.5 million Instagram followers – who were promptly sent into a frenzy.

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Many criticised 23 year old Malik for being insensitive towards Little Mix singer Perrie, whom he broke things off with suddenly during August. “Have you realised that you have lost the best thing that will ever happen to you yet? Oh, and if you don't remember, it's Perrie. The girl you fell madly in love with, and the girl that loved you to pieces,” one person commented.

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Many others noted how similar Golightly looks to Perrie, with one joking that he certainly does have a thing for blondes. “’I haven’t got a type’ - lame why are you lying,” the commenter wrote.

On Wednesday (September 23rd), Malik tweeted: “I don't want you to wait for me, I'm not coming home” followed by a ‘peace out’ emoticon. He has recently been in the United States working on solo material for a prospective first album, and that message seemed to indicate no plans to return to his homeland in the foreseeable future.

Golightly is not the first person that Malik has been romantically linked with in the weeks since that split - he was reported to be dating Burberry model Neelam Gill last month.

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